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Police Seek Public’s Help In Identifying, Locating Attempted Rapist

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Police are looking for this man who they say attempted to rape a woman in Washington Heights and robbed her before running off. (Credit CBS 2)

Police are looking for this man who they say attempted to rape a woman in Washington Heights and robbed her before running off. (Credit CBS 2)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The hunt is on for an attempted rapist.

Police released surveillance video on Saturday night, that shows a man wanted in connection with an attack that took place near West 175th Street on Friday night.

The suspect allegedly grabbed his victim from behind as she walked down the street. She screamed and he let her go but followed her to her apartment where he took her cell phone.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips at the Crime Stoppers website, http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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